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Canadian Automotive Recalls for April 2020 – Passenger Vehicles

No one likes to hear that their vehicle has a safety recall notice. They’re unpredictable, unsettling, and can happen at any time. Below you’ll find our April 2020 summary of passenger vehicle recalls. We’ll be publishing this list at the end of each month, so check back again. However, if at any time you wish to research your own vehicle, you can do so at the following link: Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database.

If you find that your vehicle is the target of a recall notice, please call your local Galaxy Motors and we’ll be happy to direct you to the right dealership for your free safety upgrade.

The Passenger Vehicle Recalls for April 2020 are as Follows

  • SUBARU CROSSTREK 2019

Issue: On certain vehicles, the rear seat belts may be assembled incorrectly. As a result, the seat belts may not properly lock up in certain types of crashes.

Safety Risk: A seat belt that does not work properly could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Corrective Actions: Subaru will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the rear seat belt assemblies Recall Details


  • ISUZU FTR 2018 2019 2020

Issue: On certain trucks, the wire harness from the relay box was not properly routed. As result, the wire harness could be damaged by contact with the leaf spring hanger bracket. If this happens, the engine could stall. This can also cause the anti-lock brake system (ABS) not to work properly.

Safety Risk:  A sudden loss of engine power could create the risk of a crash. Additionally, a loss of ABS could also increase the risk of a crash. 

Corrective Actions: Isuzu will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the wire harness for damage. If necessary, it will be replaced. Additional clamps will be installed to move the harness away from the leaf spring hanger bracket. Recall Details


  • ISUZU NPR HD GAS 2019

Issue: On certain trucks equipped with a gasoline engine, the left-rear brake line may contact a grounding bolt. Over time, this could cause damage that can result in a brake fluid leak. If this happens, brake performance could be reduced.

Safety Risk: Reduced brake performance can cause extended stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Actions:  Isuzu will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the left-rear brake line to ensure it was installed properly. If not, the brake line will be replaced. If replacement parts are not available, the brake line will be repositioned as an interim measure and replaced when parts become available. Recall Details


  • CHRYSLER PACIFICA 2019 2020
  • DODGE CHALLENGER 2019 2020
  • DODGE DURANGO 2019 2020
  • JEEP CHEROKEE 2019 2020
  • JEEP GLADIATOR 2019 2020
  • JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 2019 2020
  • JEEP RENEGADE 2019 2020
  • JEEP WRANGLER 2019 2020
  • RAM 1500 2019 2020
  • RAM 2500 2019 2020
  • RAM 3500 2019 2020

Issue: On certain vehicles, the rearview camera image may be displayed even after the transmission is shifted out of reverse. This could cause a possible distraction for the driver. Canadian regulations require the rearview image to turn off within 10 seconds after shifting from reverse gear.

Safety Risk: A driver that is distracted could have an increased risk of a crash.

Corrective Actions: FCA Canada will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to update the radio software. Recall Details


  • FORD F-150 2020
  • FORD RANGER 2020

Issue: On certain vehicles, the transmission shift cable may detach. This could cause the transmission not to shift gears when the shifter is moved. As a result, the transmission could be in a different gear than the gear shifter indicates. If a driver attempts to exit the vehicle while the transmission is not in Park, and the parking brake is not applied, it could move suddenly.

Safety Risk: Sudden and unexpected movement of the vehicle could increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Actions: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to inspect the shift cable locking clip. It will be re-seated if necessary. Ford advises that you should apply the parking brake each time the vehicle is parked, until the recall repairs being completed. Recall Details


  • TOYOTA COROLLA HATCHBACK 2020

Issue: On certain vehicles, a problem with a connector for the rear hatch wire harness could cause the backup lights to not turn on when the car is reversing

Safety Risk: Backup lights that do not turn on when the vehicle is reversing could increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Actions: Toyota will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the rear hatch wire harness. Recall Details


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  • JEEP COMPASS 2019 2020
  • RAM 1500 2019 2020

Issue: On certain vehicles, the nuts that attach the windshield wiper arms may not have been tightened properly. This could cause the wipers to slip and not clear the windshield properly.

Safety Risk: Windshield wipers that do not work properly could affect a driver’s visibility. This could increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Actions: FCA Canada will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to tighten the nuts on the windshield wiper arms. Recall Details


  • INFINITI Q60 2020

Issue: On certain vehicles, the rear seat belts may be assembled incorrectly. As a result, the seat belts may not properly lock-up in certain types of crashes.

Safety Risk: A seat belt that does not work properly could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the rear seat belt assemblies. They will be replaced as necessary. Recall Details


  • RAM 2500 2019 2020
  • RAM 3500 2019 2020

Issue: On certain trucks, the bracket for the bed step could break if too much side-load is applied to it. If this happens, the step could fail when it is used.

Safety Risk:  A bed step that breaks could create a risk of injury. 

Corrective Actions: FCA Canada will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your truck to a dealer to replace the bed step support brace. New trucks that have not been sold will have the bed step removed and re-installed once the replacement parts are available. Recall Details


  • HYUNDAI SONATA 2020

On certain vehicles, there could be an error in the software that controls the Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) feature. This error could cause the vehicle to continue to move in its last commanded direction, even if a system malfunction is detected.

Safety Risk: A malfunction of the Remote Smart Parking Assist could increase the risk of a crash and injury to bystanders.

Corrective Actions:  Hyundai will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to update the RSPA software. Recall Details


  • AUDI Q5 2020
  • AUDI SQ5 2020

Issue: On certain vehicles, the rear brake calipers may not have been built correctly. This could cause an increase in brake pedal travel and result in reduced brake performance.

Safety Risk: Reduced brake performance can cause extended stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash. 

Corrective Actions: Audi will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the rear brake calipers. Recall Details


  • SUBARU ASCENT 2019
  • SUBARU IMPREZA 2019
  • SUBARU LEGACY 2019
  • SUBARU OUTBACK 2019

Issue: On certain vehicles, the low-pressure fuel pump could fail. If this happens, then engine may run rough or may not start and the check engine light may turn on. This could also result in a sudden loss of engine power while driving.

Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Actions: Subaru will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the fuel pump. Recall Details


  • CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2019 2020
  • GMC SIERRA 2019 2020

Issue: On certain Silverado LD and Sierra LD models, the bed-cover could come loose while driving and detach from the truck. This problem affects tri-fold tonneau covers that were factory ordered or sold as an accessory. Note: This recall replaces Transport Canada recall 2019-205. Trucks that were repaired under that recall also require this repair.

Safety Risk: A tonneau cover that separates from a moving vehicle could create a hazard for other drivers and nearby people.

Corrective Actions:  General Motors will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your truck to a dealer to replace the tonneau cover rails and clamps. They will also add a tether to prevent the tonneau cover from detaching. For trucks repaired under recall 2019-205, the dealer will confirm that the previous repair was performed correctly. Note: Until the recall repairs are completed, you can prevent the chance of the tonneau cover detaching by removing it from your truck and storing it. Recall Details


  • MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS 2019

Issue: On certain vehicles, the windshield wipers were not adjusted correctly at the factory. This could cause the driver’s wiper to clear a slightly smaller area of the windshield than it should. Canadian regulations require a minimum percentage of the windshield glass area that is cleaned by the wiper.

Safety Risk: This small error would not affect a driver’s visibility and is unlikely to affect safety. 

Corrective Actions: This is not a recall. This notice is for information only. The company has made changes to ensure that all new vehicles have windshield wipers that are adjusted correctly. Recall Details


  • FORD EXPEDITION 2020

Issue: On certain vehicles, a problem with the front passenger seat belt buckle may cause the occupant classification system (OCS) not to work properly. In some cases, this could cause the airbag system to turn off the passenger-front airbag, even if an adult is seated in the front passenger seat. Alternatively, the airbag may not be turned off when a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat. Note: This problem may cause the airbag warning light to turn on.

Safety Risk: An airbag that deploys in front of a child seat, or an airbag that doesn’t properly deploy in front of a passenger could increase the risk of injury in a crash

Corrective Actions: Ford will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to replace the front passenger seat belt buckle. Recall Details


  • MERCEDES-BENZ GLE CLASS 2020

Issue: On certain vehicles equipped with electric adjustable second-row seats, the wiring harness under the right seat may not be properly routed. As a result, the wiring harness could be damaged when the seat is moved. If this happens, the side airbag may not work properly. Additionally, the driver may not be warned that the rear seat belt is not fastened or that the seat is not properly locked in place.

Safety Risk: An airbag that does not work properly could increase the risk of injury in a crash. A seat that is not properly latched could move in a crash and create a risk of injury.

Corrective Actions: Mercedes-Benz will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the routing of the wiring harness. If necessary, the harness will be repaired and re-routed correctly. Recall Details


  • MERCEDES-BENZ GLE CLASS 2020

Issue: On certain vehicles, the rear crossmember may not have been properly welded. As a result, when the rear towing eye is used, the welds could break and the rear crossmember could detach from the vehicle.

Safety Risk: A rear crossmember that detaches from the vehicle could create a hazard for other drivers and nearby people. It could also increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Actions: Mercedes-Benz will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the rear crossmember. Mercedes-Benz advises owners not to use the rear towing eye until the recall repairs are completed. Recall Details


  • BMW 5 SERIES 2017
  • BMW 7 SERIES 2017

Issue: On certain cars, there may be a problem with the side curtain airbag inflators. This could cause the airbags to inflate with more force than normal in a crash. It could also cause the airbag inflator to separate. If this happens, pieces could be propelled toward the occupants.

Safety Risk: An airbag that does not work properly could create an increased risk of injury in a crash.

Corrective Actions: To reduce the safety risk, BMW recommends that you should not carry any passengers in your car until the recall repairs are completed. BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your car to a dealer to replace the left and/or right head curtain airbags, as necessary. Recall Details


 

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